The State House says President Buhari has received the sad news of the murder of a number Nigerian Muslim pilgrims on their way to Kaolak, Senegal, when the buses conveying them came under gun attack in Burkina Faso.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, says the President expresses his condolences, and prays for the safety of other Nigerians stranded there.

It says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso, is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities and awaits the outcome of their investigation of the unfortunate incident, and if necessary, to ensure that all culprits are appropriately sanctioned.

The statement assures that the Federal Government will make every effort to secure the mortal remains of the deceased and the survivors of the attack



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